Monday, September 30, 2013

Big News!

After four and a half years of underemployment, I'm rejoining the ranks of Americans employed outside the home. Can I get a yee haw!? I can hardly believe it myself. The contract has been inked, and provided my background passes the test, I'll be back in an office five days a week beginning October 7th. I'll be yadda yadda yadda-ing at a local college. No doubt this will cut into all sorts of blogging, stitching, and crafting time but with any luck, I'll find lots to share with you.

Thank you all for your comments and spirit-buoying when I needed it the most--especially these last two months when I kept getting thisclose and just missing the cut.

You're a special group of people, and I thank you for letting me play the reindeer games. That sounds like I'm signing off, but you're not getting rid of me that easily.

41 comments:

Needle Nicely said...

Wow! What wonderful news. You go girl!

Melissa said...

Congrats, Nikki! I am so pleased for you!

I am still on the bench, doing a bit of navel gazing and pondering what I want to be when I grow up! ;-)

Rest up this week and get ready to Go, Go, Go!

Glenna said...

Congratulations! Well done! What a drag to have to give up crafting-when-you-feel-like-it, but it is comforting to be getting that check.

Pamela said...

Congratulations! I hope it's a job you'll love.

Lee said...

Great news! Full time! Benefits! Score!

Frances said...

So nice to hear you've found a job and I hope it's one you'll really look forward to each day! Those are the best!!
I'm sure you'll still find some time to do your crafting/stitching/whatever else! Things have a way of working out!
Before you start your new job, you must promise to give another famous review of the Ornament Issue! I have laughed and enjoyed those each year!!! Getting my issue wouldn't be the same without your reviews!!! I look forward to it each year!
Enjoy your job and keep blogging!

Cole said...

Congratulations! What an exciting day!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Yee Haw!
Looking forward to hearing the details.
Kiki

Annie said...

Yea for you! Plenty of time to decide what to wear on your first day.. just like starting school.. in fact you'll be at a school! Hope it turns out great.

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations! Nothing like being around those college kids to keep you feeling young and happy. You'll do a great job, I'm sure.

Linda said...

Congrats Nikki. I'm so happy for you. Have fun.

Linda

Robin said...

Here is your Yee Haw! Hope your new job brings you a great sense of satisfaction. Enjoy!

Robin in Virginia

Heather, aka: Big Auntie said...

Yee haw! Congrats!

Margaret said...

That's so great!! Congratulations!

Beth said...

Congrats to you! It sounds as though you've found a great job in a lovely setting.

Anonymous said...

Yee Haw! Congratulations!

dd

Monica said...

Hip hip hooray. Got your outfit picked out? Congratulations!

Donna said...

Congratulations! Best wishes in your new adventure. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun.

Karen said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the new job!

DebbieSFL said...

Yee Haw!! Glad for the job news; you certainly deserve it!! And I have no doubt you will sneak some type of crafting into your week....

Catherine said...

Congrats!!!

Jeanne said...

Best of luck and congrats! Hope it works out great for you...less time for stitching maybe but more $$$ for stash LOL

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Congratulations!

valerie said...

Woohoo! Congrats Nikki. That is fantastic news! :)

valerie said...

Woohoo! Congrats Nikki. That is fantastic news! :)

Margaret said...

Congratulations. Hope it all works out AOK.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on your new job! More money for crafting supplies?

Stitchinowl said...

Yee Haw! I am so happy for you. Now you will just have to figure out a way to bring Stella to work with you so she doesn't get separation anxiety :)
Carolyn

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Excellent news. Congratulations. I look forward to hearing about your new adventure. Irene xxx

Chris said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yee Haw!! Congratulations!

But just who is it they're going to speak with about your background. Do they KNOW how much you love making ruffley cards, meeting with library ladies, and the abundance of cross stitch you must maintain?

LoL

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yee Haw!! Congratulations!

But just who is it they're going to speak with about your background. Do they KNOW how much you love making ruffley cards, meeting with library ladies, and the abundance of cross stitch you must maintain?

LoL

Daffycat said...

Congratulations! Woo!

doris said...

Congratulations! My last few years of teaching (along with a big move this year) have wrecked my blogging time, stitching time, and knitting time. But it's good to be employed! I hope you love it.

Marcy said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!!

Carol said...

Congratulations! I'm sure it will be a big adjustment, but I wish you much happiness in your new job :)

Silverlotus said...

Congratulations!!

MelissaD said...

Let me add my congratulations to those already here - a local college sounds like a nice place to work! I know you've been looking for quite a while so you are sure to be happy about this!
You can fit in reading, crafting, stitching - your house just won't be as clean and maybe dinner will be late now and then. Just think of the paycheck which will allow you to add to your stash :)
Good luck!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm with Melissa, that's how I manage to stitch and blog while working part-time and raising two children alongside my voluntary work!

Congrats on the new job, really pleased for you. First thing you must check, can Blogger get past the college firewall?

zoomcity said...

Congratulations!! I hope my late entry finds you settling in well and enjoying your new working digs.

Sherry :o) said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. Hope all went well your first week!